A significant amount of Royds’ work is international. We regularly work for both private individuals and businesses in Europe, North America, the Middle and Far East, India and South Asia and Australasia. There are specialists at Royds serving clients in global sectors as diverse as international airlines, banks and media/creative companies.
The firm has, in particular, built up dedicated teams working on the Middle East and Indian markets and is a member of the leading international lawyer network Interleges. Further information can be found by contacting John North or visiting the Interleges website.
Dispute Resolution and Arbitration We have significant experience in acting for clients in major arbitration and other proceedings involving cross border issues. In particular we are used to guiding non-UK clients through the complexities of the English legal system and court process. Please contact Stewart Wilkinson for further information.
Offshore and personal tax planning for ex-pats and non-UK nationals London is a truly international City – so many of our clients are foreign nationals living and working here or UK nationals living and working abroad. We are particularly conversant with the taxation implications for persons living in the UK but still domiciled overseas and the opportunities for straightforward and sophisticated planning. Many of our clients are the trustees or beneficiaries of offshore trusts. The head of our private client services team has significant experience of offshore trusts, having worked in a number of these jurisdictions advising offshore trusts both as an in-house lawyer and as external counsel.
Conversely, we are frequently asked to advise UK domiciled clients resident abroad, or considering moving abroad, on softening or making full use of the tax effects of their emigration. While we have to advise clients to take specific local advice on tax issues in their new home country, we are nevertheless well versed in the tax systems of many overseas countries and the workings of double tax treaties.
Whilst we act for companies, Government organisations and charitable trusts in all areas of commerce and industry, Royds has particular expertise and experience in the following international market sectors:
Banking Full details of the services we provide to banking clients can be found on the Banking section of our website.
Jewellery and luxury goods We have particular expertise in advising companies in the jewellery, watch and luxury goods market across the spectrum of commercial issues. We have also managed substantial cross-border litigation disputes in this sector. Our intellectual property team provides a specialist CopyWatch service to the British Jewellers Association. Please contact Stephen Welfare for further information.
Media and publishing We advise a number of large overseas privately owned media and publishing companies on all commercial issues with particular support for on-line and distance selling operations. Please contact John North or read the creative industries material.
Retail Royds provides real estate, employment and commercial advice to a range of retail organisations from well known international brands to small independents as well as for the retail operations of a number of international charities. We are currently advising on the UK market entry strategy for a major European toy retailer. Please contact Robert Lloyd-Davies.